Zen Pig Books – mindfulness for kids!

Screen Shot 2016-08-01 at 9.24.14 AMZen Pig, by Mark and Amy Lynn Brown—  a children’s book series written and illustrated by a husband and wife team from Nashville, TN, designed to nurture the seeds of gratitude, mindfulness and love in young children. Each book sold gives 10 people clean water for 1 year through Mocha Club. A great series for all sustainable librarians to buy!

Visit Www.zenpigbook.com for more info & to shop for the books.

 

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BOOK: Ecology, Economy, Equity: The Path to a Carbon-free Library

Henk_300Check out this new book by Mandy Henk Ecology, Economy, Equity: The Path to a Carbon-free Library coming out this summer from ALA but you can order now & you should!  The online summary says:

n the first book to seriously examine the future of libraries in a climate reality-based context, Henk convincingly argues that building a carbon-free future for libraries is not only essential but eminently practical. Using the “three E’s” of sustainability (ecology, economy, equity) as a foundation, she traces the development of sustainability from its origins in the 1970s to the present, laying out a path librarians can take at their own institutions to begin the process of building a carbon-free library. Rooted in the latest science but firmly focused on concrete action, her book”

I heard Mandy speak as a keynote at the Social Entrepreneurship in Action: the 2013 Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians on Libraries and the Triple Bottom Line and she had some fantastic ideas I had not even thought about myself. (Check out her Prezi)

 

New Book – Focus on Educating for Sustainability: Toolkit for Academic Libraries

From Library Juice Press website – I can’t wait to see the book and review for myself but knowing the editor I know it will be a good resource to have!

 

fes175wFocus on Educating for Sustainability:
Toolkit for Academic Libraries

Editor: Maria A. Jankowska
Price: $32.00
Published: February 2014
ISBN: 978-1-936117-61-1
Printed on acid-free paper

In the last ten years, literature on greening libraries has expanded considerably. Furthermore, by signing the Presidents’ Climate Commitment, university presidents and chancellors committed their institutions to finding new solutions to environmental, economic, and social issues through their teaching, research, and service operations. Since 2007, higher education has observed exponential growth of programs integrating sustainability literacy into teaching and research. Academic libraries must respond to this increasing focus on educating for sustainability and go beyond greening libraries to become active partners in advancing education and research for sustainability.

This edited collection captures the current status and future direction of libraries’ commitment to advance the focus of educating for sustainability. It is designed as a toolkit offering a wide range of best practices, case studies, and activities ready for implementation within academic libraries.

Call for Papers!

TITLE: Focus on Educating for Sustainability: Toolkit for Academic Libraries

EDITOR: Maria A. Jankowska

PUBLISHER: Library Juice Press

BOOK ABSTRACT: In the last ten years literature on greening libraries has expanded considerably. Furthermore, by signing the Presidents’ Climate Commitment, university presidents and chancellors committed their institutions to finding new solutions to environmental, economic, and social issues through their teaching, research, and service operations. Since 2007, higher education has observed exponential growth of programs integrating sustainability literacy into teaching and research. Academic libraries must respond to this increasing focus on educating for sustainability and go beyond greening libraries to become active partners in advancing education and research for sustainability.

OBJECTIVE OF THE BOOK: This edited collection strives to capture the current status and future direction of libraries’ commitment to advance the focus of educating for sustainability. It will serve as a toolkit offering a wide range of best practices, case studies, and activities ready for implementation within academic libraries.

POSSIBLE TOPICS: With this call, the editor invites articles, essays, and case studies that describe specific activities undertaken by academic libraries or visions for future activities that support university sustainability research and teaching. Such activities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

· Integrating sustainability literacy into bibliographic instruction and university courses

· Selecting materials in support of sustainability-related curriculum

· Creating effective research guides on sustainability topics related to social equity, economic practicality, and the environment

· Promoting open access content resources related to sustainability

· Partnering on university sustainability curriculum design and collaborative teaching

· Participating in university efforts to educate for sustainability across disciplines

· Supporting the university’s sustainability research, teaching, and outreach

TARGET AUDIENCES: The editor believes this book will be of interest to a large variety of audiences including the following:

· Librarians seeking inspiration for ways to combine their expertise with their passion for sustainability

· Library managers interested in leveraging and highlighting library services that support their institution’s focus on sustainability

· Teaching faculty collaborating with libraries on projects related to sustainability

· University administrators interested in the strategic role of libraries in educating for sustainability

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Authors are invited to submit abstracts and proposals of 300-500 words to educatingforsustain@gmail.com by January 15, 2013. Notifications will be sent by February 26, 2013. A first draft ranging from 1,500-7,000 words will be due by April 2, and a final manuscript will be due by June 25, 2013.

Submitted manuscripts must not have been published previously or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Following review, articles will be returned via e-mail for revision before final acceptance. All materials are edited as necessary for clarity. Submissions should include an abstract of no more than 150 words (highlighting the scope, methodology, and conclusions of the paper) at the beginning of each manuscript. Authors should follow the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed. Examples are available here. (Research and Documentation Online by Diane Hacker).

Submission of proposals should include:

  • Name of author
  • Title
  • Affiliation
  • Contact information
  • 300-500 word abstract

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Abstract submission: January 15, 2013
  • Notification of abstract acceptance: February 26, 2013
  • Full chapter submission: April 2, 2013
  • Communication of review results to authors: May 2, 2013
  • Final chapter submission: June25, 2013
  • Estimated publication date: 2013

2011 GREEN BOOK FESTIVAL – Deadline to submit Satuday!

Thanks Fred Stoss/TFOE for the info:

The 2011 Green Book Festival’s final deadline for entries to its annual competition honoring books that contribute togreater understanding, respect and positive action on the changing worldwide environment arrives on May 7.

All entries must be received by the deadline date. The 2011 Green BookFestival will consider published, self-published and independent publisherworks in the following categories: non-fiction, fiction, children’s books,teenage, how-to, audio/spoken word, comics/graphic novels, poetry, science fiction/horror, biography/autobiography, gardening, cookbooks, animals, photography/art, e-books, wild card (anything goes!), scientific, white paper, legal, business, mystery and spiritual.

Entries can be in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese or Italian.

Our grand prize for the 2011 Green Book Festival is $1500 and transportation to our May 21 awards in San Francisco OR an equivalent amount donated in your name to the environmental charity of your choice.

A panel of judges will determine the winners based on the following criteria:
1) The overall writing style and presentation of the work;
2) The potential of the work to enhance understanding of the environment
and its issues;

TO ENTER: Entry forms are available online at
http://www.greenbookfestival.com or may be sent to you by emailing
GreenBookFestival@sbcglobal.net or calling our office at 323-665-8080.

The Green Book Festival is produced by JM Northern Media LLC, producers of
the Hollywood Book Festival, New York Book Festival and DIY Convention: Do
It Yourself in Film, Music & Books.

Rebound Designs: reusing books

At ALA in June, I wandered past a cool exhibitor & very friendly entrepreneur of  Rebound Designs  – Caitlin Phillips. Caitlin takes old books and creates beautiful and useful art from them!  Her main creations are these way cool book purses but she also creates wallets, and Naughty Bits Pins, and more.  You can read or listen to the NPR interview about how she  got this idea and how she creates these artful reused book purses.  Purchase one of Caitlin’s pieces from etsy – or if you are in the DC area, she is at Eastern Market in DC most weekends. Also follow her on twitter @bookgrrl to hear what her latest creation may be.

Great Resource: Top 50 Sustainability Books

Highly recommend purchasing this book for your library and reviewing it for possible books to also have in your collection. The Top 50 Sustainability Books written by Wayne Visser on behalf of the University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership and published by Greenleaf publishing (on FSC paper) is a wonderful collection of reviews of sustainable themed books. It’s easy to skim through or read from cover to cover. Each “chapter” highlights one book, with images and details for the book, followed by quick bulleted list of key ideas from the book, a one page synopsis, a box of quick snip-its from the book itself,  and an about the author section, sometimes with an actual interview transcript.

Wayne Visser is Founder and CEO of the thinktank CSR International, as well as Senior Associate of the University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership. He is the author/editor of eight books, including six on sustainable and responsible business.  Watch a video of excerpts of some author interviews on vimeo.